Zama in the News

February 6th, 2013

Zama has just announced that we will be opening a second location!
Don’t panic! Zama restaurant will still be Chef Zama’s pride and joy.

Our second location will focus on other Japanese food styles, noodles ramen, yakitori.

Please read the link!

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Chef Zama and Iron Chef Jose Garces collaboration!

November 29th, 2012

Here is a story about our collaboration with Jose Garces!

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Soft Shell Shrimp

November 16th, 2012
Soft Shell Shrimp

Zama is one of the first restaurants in Philadelphia to serve soft shell shrimp. Crispy soft shell shrimp with yuzu salt and fried shichi-to peppers.


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Zama in the News!

August 29th, 2012

Zama is in the news again for helping import new Japanese Micro Brews.

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Just in time for Philly Beer Week!

May 23rd, 2012

We are introducing 3 new micro brews from Japan. It took months, but finally they are here/

We have:
Echigo Red Ale – rich ale with just a kiss of hops. We have carried their Lager and their Stout for some time. The red ale is the perfect middle to these wonderful beers.

Tama no Megumi – pale ale that has been bottled conditioned, a sour orange nose with a richly dense beer

Ozeno Yukidoke – an IPA with distinct citrus notes with a round finish and a hoppy bitter finish

Come and try these truly unique beers. Supplies are very limited.

New Beers for Philly Beer Week

Japanese Micro Beers

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Michinoku “Otokoyama”

February 23rd, 2012

"Otokoyama" Means Man's Mountain


Michinoku brewery founded over 340 years ago, they found the best mountain range in Hokkaido to produce their sake. It was called Otoko Yama, or man’s mountain. They chose Mt. Taisetsu, with it’s jagged edges and it’s steep cliffs. The spring they are using is shikomimizue spring. Freshest water they could find, light refreshing and all naturally filtered by the Taisetsu mountain.


Winters are cold, springs and the sea freeze regularly. Perfect time to make a sake light and fragrant and a sharp finish just like the mountains themselves. At a +14 on the SMV (Sake Meter Value) the crispness is great for sashimi, oysters and cold water crustaceans. With a hint of melon, this sake is just right for Zama’s Omakase.

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Saiya Yuri Masamine

February 15th, 2012

This is an excellent sake, rich and viscus. It coats the palette and prepares your mouth for the wasabi or anything spicy. The rice they use is Hitomibore, well-known for rich flavor, moderate stickiness and second largest production in Japan. This rice is milled down to 68%, keeping that rich rice flavor in the palette. It shows fruit on the nose with a clean finish. On the SMV, sake meter value, it is +2.5. This sake is great with spicy tuna or any other spicy fish rolls and great with sushi roll with many different components.

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To all the Restaurant Week Diners

February 3rd, 2012

We here at the Zama Family would like to say thank you to all the restaurant week diners for choosing us this past two weeks. Our menu was designed to introduce new guest to our food and we hope it did. See you in September!!

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Restaurant Week Menu – Dinner

January 25th, 2012

Here is a peek of our Restaurant Week menu!

Make a reservation today!!

First Course
Choice of 1

*House salad
with ginger vinaigrette
Miso Soup

Second Course
Choice of 1

Fried Pork Dumplings
Fresh ginger and spicy soy sauce
*Vegetable Tempura
Vegetable tempura with dashi soy and spicy sauce
*California Salad
with ume dressing
Kaiso Salad
Assorted seaweed with tosazu and grated sesame seeds

Third Course
Choice of 1

Black Cod Saikyoyaki
*Pan Seared Salmon with Yuzu soy reduction
*Roasted Chicken
*Sushi Combination
1 maki roll, chefs selection of 7 pieces of nigiri
*Maki Combination
Spicy tuna roll, Yellowtail Jalapeno mango roll, and
Salmon avocado roll

Fourth Course
Choice of 2

Sesame Brown Sugar Tart
Spice Apple crisp
Dark chocolate Bread Pudding
Mochi of the Day

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Zama in the News

January 19th, 2012

Wow check out what Miami is saying about Bar Tanaka and about Zama H Tanaka!!!!!

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